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All ChessBase 15 tutorials at a glance

by Nadja Wittmann - 08/02/2019

Vishy Anand was delighted: "ChessBase 15 – awesome!". In recent weeks we have presented the new features and tools of ChessBase 15 in a number of tutorials: the replay training that helps you to improve, the fast reference search that makes opening study easy, the new search mask or the raytracing technique, and other features. Here are all these tutorials at one glance. Read them and see what Vishy Anand means!

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ChessBase is a personal, stand-alone chess database that has become the international standard for top players, from the World Champion to the amateur next door. The latest version, ChessBase 15, has now been released. It brings you spectacular new training features, all geared to improve your playing strength in the most enjoyable way possible. The program also generates beautiful ray-trace chess movies you can post on social media. Start your personal success story with ChessBase and enjoy your chess even more.


About the new features

All ChessBase 15 tutorials

Here's a handy reference guide to all the tutorials we've published today. You can find all tutorials on a variety of subjects now and in the future on our Tutorials overview page.

In this tutorial, learn all about "replay training", a new feature of ChessBase 15 that invites you to guess the moves in games — a well-known and powerful way to improve. Correct proposals are rewarded with points which allows you to measure your progress. "Replay training" is a nice feature that you can use for light-hearted fun and playful challenges but also for some serious training. Give it a try!


ChessBase 15: Replay Training (part 1)

The first part of the tutorial about the new "Replay Training" function in ChessBase 15 explained how to use this function. The second part explains how to optimize your training and how to save the results of your replay sessions. Try it, have fun, get better!


ChessBase 15: Replay Training (part 2)

The ChessBase Mega Database and other game collections contain fantastic examples for all important chess manoeuvres. However, they often remain hidden. The new search mask in ChessBase 15 can help find these hidden gems. A powerful function that is simply fun to use!


ChessBase 15: The new search mask

If you want to work on your openings the reference search is crucial. And in ChessBase 15 the reference search is much faster than before — two to four times faster, depending on your computer. To quote Vishy Anand: "The search booster alone makes life better!" The fast search helps to improve your opening preparation enormously. Our tutorial shows how and why.


ChessBase 15: Reference search

Chess is often played in isolation, but it can also be a social game. ChessBase 15 helps you to share games on various social media channels with ease. Open a game in ChessBase 15, save it as GIF and share it on Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram or Snapchat. Here's a short tutorial to show how it's done.


ChessBase 15: Sharing games on social media

Want to see your winning combination artfully visualized? ChessBase 15 makes this possible: How about a spectacular camera ride towards the opponent's king, or as a photo motif on your website, coffee cup or T-shirt? With the latest raytracing technology, you have a chance to create amazing chess images with ChessBase 15. Camera perspective and light can be adjusted in nearly infinite ways, resulting in breathtaking views and graphics.


ChessBase 15: Chess images with raytracing

What distinguishes the Mega Database from other databases? For one, it does not become obsolete and remains "up to date" with just a few clicks! Because the delivery of the Mega Database 2019 includes not only approximately 7.6 million games but also the weekly mega update service. Every week we provide you with a database of around 5,000 new games. (Plus, the included 72,000 annotated games alone correspond to a set of over 1,000 chess books!) With a few clicks in ChessBase 15, your Mega Database will always be up to date. A "mega help" for every tournament player. Here's how...


Update service for ChessBase Mega Database 2019 with ChessBase 15

Sharing can be fun — and sharing chess games can be fun but also helpful and instructive, e.g. if you teach chess or work with a trainer. In any case, sharing games with ChessBase 15 is easy. Here's a short tutorial covering your options.


Share games with ChessBase 15


Visit the Tutorials overview page for a continuously updates list of articles.


First steps with ChessBase 15

The short guide "First Steps" shows how to start with ChessBase 15 and explains the most important functions and tools. And ChessBase expert Martin Fischer explains the new features of ChessBase 15. Download for free.

Different ways to get ChessBase 15:

If you have bought ChessBase 14 from us, you can buy ChessBase 15 for a discounted price from us. This would mean you have to email the serial key of ChessBase 14 to us.

If you are buying ChessBase for the first time from our store then the cost is Rs.3149 + GST.

We would recommend you that you should go for ChessBase 15 + the biggest and the best database in the world of chess - the Mega Database 2019, which not only has 7.6 million games, but also 72,000+ annotated games by some of the best players in the world including Magnus Carlsen, Vishy Anand, Garry Kasparov and many others.

For all our trusted users who had bought the ChessBase 14 + Mega Database 2018 combo from our shop, you can now buy the ChessBase 15 + Mega Database 2019 upgrade at a very huge discounted price:

To buy the above you must mail us your CB14 + Mega Database 2018 key to


You can of course get the Mega Database 2019 on its own. But if you did buy Mega Database 2018 from ChessBase India, then you get the new version for as little as 2/5 the cost!

By mailing us the serial key of Mega Database 2018 to you can now get the Mega Database 2019 at 2/5 the cost:

This year we have also introduced the Big Database 2019, which has all the games of Mega Database 2019 but not the annotated ones. You can check out the Big Database from here.

Launching the all new - ChessBase 15 mega Pack!

The ChessBase 15 Mega Pack!

The mega pack has everything that a serious player needs for preparation. The ChessBase 15 Mega Pack includes:

1. ChessBase 15

2. Mega Database 2019

3. ChessBase Premium Account

4. ChessBase Magazine (6 issues)

The total cost of all the four would come to Rs.3149 + Rs.4999 + Rs.1499 + Rs.4194 = Rs.13841 +GST

However the ChessBase 15 Mega Pack helps you to save huge amount of money (Rs.4842 to be precise!) as it costs you just Rs. 8999 + GST. It is an offer not worth missing!

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